In this fifth and final session of the library's WWII discussion series, discuss: American Women and World War II,
by Doris Weatherford (1990)
From Library Journal:
This is a fascinating and immensely readable account of the diverse roles played by women in all aspects of the war--in industry, on the home front, in the military. Relying primarily on published sources, especially in the popular press, the author, a historian and freelance writer, focuses on the war's liberating effect on women. Although aware of the inequities women faced, especially in the military, Weatherford describes how women benefited from their wartime experiences. She is especially sensitive to the experiences of black women. General readers will enjoy the accounts of how working women juggled home, children, and work, and will be amazed at the various ways in which women came to be utilized as resources in the war effort.
- Marie Marmo Mullaney, Caldwell Coll., N.J.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Tonight's discussion will be facilitated by Dr. Roberta Tansman, retired college professor of American History.